Mountain Bike Rider

Mountain Bike Rider

Mountain bike reviews, new bike launches, tips, and how-to videos from the UK’s leading MTB trail riding magazine. With over 20 years of experience we’re here to make sure you get the most from your bike and your riding. Enjoy the content and when you’ve finished, don’t forget to Just Get Out and Ride!

As a brand, MBR was originally founded in magazine form in 1997, with the website launching in 2006.

The magazine continues to be a must-read among UK mountain bikers, while the site has grown to reach millions of riders around the world and continues to expand.

We pride ourselves on delivering in depth buying advice and impartial reviews from our expert test team.

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It’s official, mountain biking looks like it really is great for our wellbeing, after the sport was used as therapy for NHS patients suffering mental health concerns.

How much armour should you wear? Will wearing it really reduce the frequency or severity of injuries, or needlessly hamper your movements?

saracen traverse

Saracen Traverse 29er sports a modest 100mm rear travel via a pivotless ‘Flex Stay’ carbon rear triangle, this combined with an aluminium front triangle.

We caught up with Joe honing his skills and asked for some top tips for riders trying to get the most out of bike time, whatever their expertise.

Brilliant fun, simple to repair, cheap to run and with a character all of their own, hardtails are a great option for trail riding.

Whyte's bikes have been honed to perfection on some of mbr's very own trails; we head to the Surrey Hills to pick the brains of designer Ian Alexander.